2023 Season

Match Preview: North Texas SC Visits Colorado Rapids 2

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FRISCO, Texas – North Texas SC visits Colorado Rapids 2 on Sunday, April 30 at 5PM CT at University of Denver Soccer Stadium. Here is everything you need to know before the game.

How to Watch
Sunday’s match will kick off at 5PM CT on MLSNEXTPro.com. Josh Tolle will be on the call for the broadcast.

Match Overview
NTX Record: 3-3-0 (9 points – 5th in West)
COL record: 4-0-1 (13 points – 2nd in West)
NTX vs. COL all-time: 2-0-1 (7 GF, 3 GA)


Road Warriors

After playing the past two matches at home, North Texas SC heads on the road to visit Colorado Rapids 2. Having lost one of the past two home matches, the club looks forward to getting back on the road where they have a 2-1-0 record including two shutouts in 2023. Going back to last season the club won two out of three games against Rapids 2, including winning the extra point shootout in the last visit to the Rocky Mountains. North Texas SC looks to bounce back from its defeat to Real Monarchs and get a positive result away from home.

Player to Watch

Last match marked the first professional start for 16-year-old Malachi Molina. Slotting in at right back, Molina played 85 minutes while completing 88% of his passes. The young defender also put in an impressive defensive performance, registering three successful tackles and winning seven out of eight duels. After coming on as an impact substitute against MNUFC2, Molina took advantage of his opportunity and earned the start against Real Monarchs. Molina hopes to continue his fine form and serve as an impact player this week on the road at Colorado.

Get to Know Colorado Rapids 2

Colorado Rapids 2 is coming into the match on the back of a 0-0 draw with St Louis CITY2. Led by head coach Erik Bushey, the team is currently sitting second in the Western Conference with 13 points through five matches. Last game’s draw represents the first non-win of the season for the club, as it had previously been on a four-match winning streak. Rapids 2 has been an offensive force this season, averaging a league leading 2.6 goals per game. The team has been led by midfielder Yosuke Hanya who’s scored a club-high four goals in four starts, adding one assist on top of that total. The Japanese midfielder’s goal tally currently ranks second in the league.